Brazen colors define the designs of Leta Sobierajski. The multidisciplinary designer and art director picked up a love of solid swatches when she painted with gouache, like Matisse, in her first-year design course at SUNY Purchase College. “I continued to explore new mediums—in the woodshop, the print shop and the plaster studio—and took any opportunity to stay physical with my projects. Design became a way for me to combine all of those things.”
Today, Sobierajski’s variegated work includes illustrations, installations, editorials, moving pictures, branding, typography and more. Even in her graphic design, she conveys her love of physicality through shapes and images so tactile and spacious, you could almost enter their world.
She also gets physical in the sexy sense, with a “bold and colorful kinkiness” that doesn’t shy away from the human body. “I like to push the boundaries of what people hire me for. Graphic design isn’t just a job—it’s also an outlet for me, and my clients understand my desire to create work with a different visual vernacular.”